Lizzie Flaherty
Grise Fiord, NU

Artist’s Legal Name: Lizzie Flaherty

Artist Lives In: Ottawa, ON

Community artist is from: Grise Fiord, NU

Categories of art practiced: Mitt Making; Purses; Cell Phones Cases

Preferred materials & subjects: Sealskin for Mitts, Purses & Cell phone case

Year of Birth: 1963

Artist Background:

Lizzie is originally from the community of Grise Fiord, lived in Iqaluit for 33 years but now lives in Ottawa. She has overcome difficult obstacles throughout her life. Lizzie is now on her healing journey and loves to sew for stress relief and relaxation. Lizzie sews beautiful mitts, purses and cell phones cases that are made from sealskin.

Artist’s Involvement with Traditional Inuit culture: Attends the Isaruit Program


“When you’re trying to stay away from alcohol, sewing calms me down, it helps to relief stress. When you’re sewing, when you’re trying to create nice stuff, this helps you and your brain to calm down and everything. It helps”

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